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Happy Thanksgiving from the Big400! We are thankful to be part of such a wonderful group of communities. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love and family. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Thanksgiving from the Big400! We are thankful to be part of such a wonderful group of communities. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love and family.

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Nick Behling takes a day trip to Livingston County for a late fall paddleboarding session at Island Lake Recreation Area
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1 month ago

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Revel in the spirit of the holiday season as Tecumseh stores kick off a holiday tradition, our annual Holiday Open House November 9-10. Join our merchants as they unveil their holiday finery, and choose from a fantastic selection of specials and savings. Friday evening at 6pm luminaries will light up the streets for a candlelight shopping experience. Come join us for this special two-day holiday event!
www.michigan.org/event/holiday-open-house
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Revel in the spirit of the holiday season as Tecumseh stores kick off a holiday tradition, our annual Holiday Open House November 9-10. Join our merchants as they unveil their holiday finery, and choose from a fantastic selection of specials and savings. Friday evening at 6pm luminaries will light up the streets for a candlelight shopping experience. Come join us for this special two-day holiday event! 
https://www.michigan.org/event/holiday-open-house

2 months ago

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A number of easy family-friendly trails begin at the Eddy Discovery Center. Particularly interesting is the Bog Trail, which leads through a unique wetland eco-system. Check out the Discovery Center itself for self-guided exhibits on area natural history.
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A number of easy family-friendly trails begin at the Eddy Discovery Center. Particularly interesting is the Bog Trail, which leads through a unique wetland eco-system. Check out the Discovery Center itself for self-guided exhibits on area natural history.
http://thebig400.com/wp-content/uploads/Eddy-Discovery-Center-Hike.pdf

2 months ago

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Spooky!Join Psychic Medium, Dianna O'Grady, on a stroll through the 150-year-old streets of Downtown Howell, MI, where the past and present come alive! Hear accounts of ghostly apparitions, shadow figures, and orbs, as experienced by local business owners, local residents, and paranormal investigators. This outdoor walking tour meets at Howell's MainStreet Winery, so enjoy a delicious dinner before you depart for a spooky evening! Make your reservation and check out some ghostly photos (like the one on the right) here: http://ow.ly/kQj550jmHb5 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Big 400 Wins The Michigan Governor’s Award

The Big 400 orginization received the Governor’s Award for the State of Michigan in March, 2014. The award is presented to an organization that shows innovation in tourism. The Big 400 is a tourism collaboration between neighboring towns that share 400 square miles of state park land. […read more]

Maple Fest 2014

The Big 400 Maple Fest will take place on March 8 & 9, 2014. Read more about breakfast locations, Maple tours and how-to workshops, wine releases and more. […read more]

The Big 400 wins Partners in Conservation Award

In December of 2013, the DNR announced that they would honor The Big 400 with a Partners in Conservation Award. Partners in Conservation awards are bestowed upon organizations or individuals who have been nominated by DNR staff in recognition of their outstanding contributions to natural resources in Michigan.  […read more]

Mill Lake Clean Up

Closed in 2000 due to disrepair, our volunteer efforts will help restore Historic Mill Lake for many to again enjoy. Michigan Cares for Tourism is hosting the first Michigan event on October 6 and 7 in Michigan’s Big 400!  Join us in Chelsea, Michigan to restore Historic Mill Lake, a 1934 cabin community that welcomed urban youth and others to their first travel and outdoor recreation experience. […read more]